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 A message to new or prospective members*

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Welcome to Scout Troop 87! 

Whether you are crossing over from Webelos Scouts, transferring from another Scout troop, or entering Scouting for the first time, the experience you are about to embark upon has the potential to be one of the most memorable and rewarding of your lifetime.  And, what’s really unique about this program is that it is led by the scouts themselves! 

Troop 87 has a robust program with a very wide variety of activities available to the Scouts.  The troop has a campout almost every month of the year.    the The troop may be hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, snow skiing, ice climbing or other campouts may be focused on basic Scout skills such as first aid, knot tying, cooking, or fire building. The choices are driven by the scouts themselves and guided and facilitated with trained leaders. The core of our program is  leadership development based on the Scouting values in the Scout Oath & Law.

Summer offers exciting opportunities for week long Summer Camp to earn merit badges and work on scout skills for rank advancement or for older Scouts (14 and up), we may have High Adventure trips of either backpacking, sailing & snorkeling, white water rafting, or canoeing. These are high-octane events that are booked and trained for two years in advance that challenge the Scouts both physically and mentally while producing life-long memories! 

Fundamental to the structure of the program is the concept that the troop is scout-led.  Baden Powell, the founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, believed when scouts were trusted and relied on, they were just as capable and reliable as adults.  Adult leaders guide scouts through established rank requirements which develop their competency in life skills and leadership abilities so that they may be successful and effective in their efforts. 

For those who want to enhance their leadership skills even more,  additional leadership training opportunities including National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and Brownsea, offered locally, and National Advanced Youth Leadership Training Experience (NAYLE) at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  These programs provide world-class leadership training delivered in an outdoor setting. 

Parent involvement is an integral part of the Scouting program and key to the success of our troop.  We cannot do this program without the support and active participation of all parents.  We encourage the parents of our Scouts to become involved either on the organization and administration side through participation on our Troop Committee, or as Assistant Scoutmasters working directly with the boys in the program.  

We are excited that you have decided to join the Scout Troop 87.  We look forward to working with you and we know you are in for the experience of a lifetime! 

Please feel free to contact us anytime you have questions or need additional information.

 Our Troop meets Tuesdays at 7:00pm at the Scout Hut located at the Trinitarian Congregational Church,                                 

72 Elm Street North Andover, MA

*For Application information, Please visit: BeAScout.org

or

To Join Troop 87 Boys  https://my.scouting.org/online-registration/088afe2c-473b-4963-a45e-34348731dbfa/applicant-type

To Join Troop 87 Girls https://my.scouting.org/online-registration/63802388-ac97-40d3-a570-9286e62b9e51/applicant-type 

To Join Venture Crew 87 (co-ed) https://my.scouting.org/VES/OnlineReg/1.0.0/?tu=UF-MB-227caa0087

 

Clark's Trading Post Merit Badge Fair

Posted by ccuster on Jan 29 2024 - 7:22pm

2024 Scouts BSA Merit Badge Fair at the Iconic New England Clark's Trading Post, Lincoln, NH

2024 registration now open!

Moon Over Merimack 2023

Posted by ccuster on Oct 11 2023 - 10:01am

Interested in Astronomy?  Sign up for Moon Over Merrimack 2023 October 18 Open attachment for QR Code & Details

Bottle Drive - September 30, 2023

Posted by ccuster on Oct 11 2023 - 10:00am

Thanks for Participating! Please contact Mr. Michala if you are able to post lawn signs for our next Bottle & Can Drive!


Troop 87's Deposit Bottle & 
Can Drive
Saturday, September 30th @ 9:00AM-12:00PM at North Andover Middle School
Sign up to help at the drive on the Troop Calendar!

Troop Elections

Posted by ccuster on Mar 26 2023 - 4:25pm

Troop elections this week! Tuesday March 28th

Review Job Descriptions in the Youth Leadership Job Descriptions menu tab

 Application form can be found there as well as here:

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Posted by ccuster on Jan 1 2023 - 2:59pm

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Brownsea Leadership Training Camp 2022

Posted by ccuster on Apr 18 2022 - 3:39pm

Brownsea 2022

Brownsea deadline application 2022

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